Friday, April 22, 2011

This one's for Dana!

Hi soooo yeah it's been awhile again... Shame on me I know!  I have been up to a lot!  I feel like the beginning of this year has been absolutely CRAZY and going WAY to fast.  Do you feel that way...
I have a lot to report in this blog!  I have been working rather hard the past few weekends to make them special for a few great events that I had scheduled... so i figured I would sit down with a cup of coffee and narrate it all out!

First on the list...we finished up Olive Grace's first block of the month!  I just had to let you see how beautiful it came out... this is Sally's quilt! She added a lot of beautiful embroidery stitches... just amazing!  This pattern was from one of my favorite designers Anni Downs.  She is from Australia and her pattern company is call Hatched and Patched!  I know you have read about her in prior blogs that I have written!  Can't wait to see her in Salt Lake City next month! Check her site out

Second was our Spring Open House here on the farm the last weekend in March!  It was a great success as always.  If you live in the area we also have a holiday open house too it is usually Thanksgiving weekend!  I didn't take any pictures but I stole these from a friend! Mom opens up the house with local crafters and serves tea and cookies and of course the shop is open too.  This would not be possible without our talented creative friends!  Thanks Girls!

Three weekends ago I went up to Westlake, Ohio for an AMAZING quilt show.  I was invited to vend by the North Coast Needles Quilt Guild!  They are a great group of ladies and let me tell you there is a lot of them.  You know you have a really sweet boyfriend when he goes with you to help set up! So Friday after the shop closed Josh and I drove about an hour and half to the west side of Cleveland.  It was so nice to be greeted by a warm group of ladies.  After set up Josh and I stood back from the booth and he commented that I needed a rug!  LOL he has been hanging out with me way to long.   I have to tell you I was so busy on Saturday that I had a brownie and a bag of chip for lunch! Not only can these quilters quilt but boy can the bake... kudos to you girls!  By the end of Saturday my feet were barkin and this tired girl was saved by Mom and Judi.  Sunday was just as busy as Saturday and I have to mention Mary what a true friend and kindred spirit! She brought us an amazing lunch and let me tell ya good thing I had Mary on Sunday because Judi and mom dusted me after lunch... they found a Tuesday Morning store!  Hope you enjoy the pictures it was a lot of fun and I hope to be invited to another one of their lovey shows in the future.

Sooo Two weeks ago was International Quilt Festival!  What a great weekend... 28 ladies and a bus! I can't say enough how great the weekend was.  Grandma got to come with us and I really think that the Bus Trip was a SUCCESS! I do not think I would change a thing except take more pictures! Oh well good memories... The ladies who went with us want to go again and I am contemplating vending next year. That means Dad, the pig trailer and I for setup and Mom on the bus with the Road Tripers!  Have a few months to think about it!  :)

Then there was this past weekend...  Sue Spargo came and well I am just going to let the pictures speak for them selves.  Even though the rain rained on my parade and changed some plans around is was a great day.  As always Sue thanks for making the day so Perfect!  P.S. we had a lady come all the way from Buffalo and yesterday I had the nicest compliment Mary said it was like a day at the spa being at the workshop!!!!!

So this is the part of the blog when I promise to be better at blogging more consistently... so in closing I am going to write a list of upcoming events that I will need to blog about and promise to make the time! Miss Dana here is what to look forward too... ;)

VA Wedding
Mothers Day
Quilt Market

I think that will do for now...

P.S. I want to thank everyone who makes this little dream I had such a success... You are truly more than just customers I consider you friends!


Donna said...

Kori, you probably don't remember me, but my husband and I came to your shop almost exactly a year ago and you were very encouraging...go and check out my blog to see how things have come. Just scroll through to look for the crafty ones...
I have you bookmarked and am always excited to see you have posted a new blog.

Anonymous said...

Well thank YOU, Kori for the great time at the Sue Spargo class! You and mom (aka Cathy!)made everything perfect!!! From breakfast to lunch to snacks and decorations and the last minute changes because of the weather!!! Keep up doing and enjoying what you love!!

Beth said...

I laughed out loud Kori when I read the beginning of your blog!! Thank you for everything you and your mom did over the past two weeks. It really has been a great time. I hope you have a restful and peaceful easter-Warmly, Elizabeth

Dawn said...

WOW! What a blast - so glad I 'found' you. So tasetfully done, and looks soooo fun!

Dana Hamsher said...

Wow! What a great blog entry! It was certainly worth the wait. I enjoyed reading all the details of the events and especially the pics. Thank you again for all you and your mom did to make our bus trip such an amazing experience. We are still talking about how much we enjoyed every minute. You are such a talent and I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to know you and your family.Wishing you and your family a busy and safe Spring. I know you have alot to keep you busy, but I'll be checking for a new blog entry. ...Dana

a flair for the domestic said...

Vicki and I are still talking about how amazing the bus trip to Cincinnati was---you and your mom are so talented and inspiring! Thank you so much for bringing so much sunshine and fun into our lives and sewing rooms!